Technological Change and Price Effects in Agriculture: Conceptual and Comparative Perspectives

62 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2004

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Eleni Gabre-Madhin

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Christopher B. Barrett

Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management

Paul Dorosch

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: May 2002

Abstract

The importance of technological advance to economic growth has become accepted fact. Yet the answers to questions of who adopts new technologies, how quickly, and at what cost to society remain elusive. While these issues are not unique throughout history, the advent of biological and chemical technologies that are both divisible and scale-neutral and the experiences referred to as the "Green Revolution" in the latter-half of the twentieth century throughout much of Asia have fostered a lively and long debate on the growth and particularly the distributional consequences of technological change in the agriculture of developing countries.

Suggested Citation

Gabre-Madhin, Eleni and Barrett, Christopher B. and Dorosch, Paul, Technological Change and Price Effects in Agriculture: Conceptual and Comparative Perspectives (May 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=601277 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.601277

Eleni Gabre-Madhin

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Christopher B. Barrett (Contact Author)

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Paul Dorosch

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

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